December 22, 2007

Hmong in Uptown

I found this very brief preview of a documentary on YouTube. The film is called The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America and chronicles the journey of Paja Thao and his family from the mountains of Laos to the American Heartland, documenting how the shaman struggles to maintain his ancient traditions as his children embrace American culture. You'll see Argyle Street in the clip.


JP Paulus said...

Thanks for including this!

Uptown's history also goes beyond the 1910's & 20's!

There are many stories in-between 1930 & today.

Hope to see more of it!

Joanne said...

Hi JP. My own interest centers around the early 20th century, so most of the images I've gathered come from that time period. But I'm always searching for interesting stories and images about Uptown. Thanks for reading!


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